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The ephemeral flower of Victoria amazonica lasts for only 48 hours. See Carlos Magdelena’s chapter on this plant in his book, “Plant Messiah”. Both pictures here are from the Victorian site, Racing Nellie Bly. https://racingnelliebly.com/weirdscience/giant-victoria-water-lily-sparked-fierce-competition/

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